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DELHI
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DELHI
JAIPUR
JAIPUR
JAIPUR
FATEHPUR SIKRI
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ORCHHA
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VARANASI
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Radisson Jaipur City Center
Radisson Jaipur City Center
Radisson Jaipur City Center
Radisson Jaipur City Center
Radisson Jaipur City Center
Radisson Jaipur City Center
Radisson Jaipur City Center
Crystal Sarovar Premiere, Agra
Crystal Sarovar Premiere, Agra
Crystal Sarovar Premiere, Agra
Crystal Sarovar Premiere, Agra
Crystal Sarovar Premiere, Agra
Crystal Sarovar Premiere, Agra
Crystal Sarovar Premiere, Agra
Clarks Khajuraho
Clarks Khajuraho
Clarks Khajuraho
Clarks Khajuraho
Clarks Khajuraho
Clarks Khajuraho
Clarks Khajuraho
Radisson Hotel Varanasi
Radisson Hotel Varanasi
Radisson Hotel Varanasi
Radisson Hotel Varanasi
Radisson Hotel Varanasi
Radisson Hotel Varanasi
Radisson Hotel Varanasi
Radisson Hotel Varanasi
Pride Plaza Hotel Aerocity
Pride Plaza Hotel Aerocity
Pride Plaza Hotel Aerocity
Pride Plaza Hotel Aerocity
Pride Plaza Hotel Aerocity
Pride Plaza Hotel Aerocity
Pride Plaza Hotel Aerocity
Pride Plaza Hotel Aerocity
Pride Plaza Hotel Aerocity

Classical India Golden Triangle Tour With Khajuraho & Varanasi

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Overview

Day 1 - ARRIVE DELHI

We welcome you in the capital city of India, for a journey across the fascinating history-markers of medieval north India. Wars were fought and rulers changed in Delhi but ordinary lives were lived in relative continuity. Glimpses of these can be seen even today as the character of the city underwent massive changes in the last decades.

In the lands fabled to have seen seven cities, signs of the old are continuously jostling with the new, presenting an ever-fascinating panorama. We welcome you to its chaos and stability, into its steadfastness and its impatience and into a delightful rainbow of amalgamation, producing a world completely its own. Arrive Delhi airport by flight, meeting and assistance at airport and transfer to hotel for check in. Overnight stay at hotel.

Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day 2 - DELHI SIGHTSEEING

Delhi is often distinguished as the old and new, the old referring to the pre –British habitations and the new is Lutyen’s Delhi, built to suit British sensibilities and the rapidly expanding city of independent India. However as we walk you through this city which has fascinated one and all for centuries, you will see that these demarcations are fluid with an intermixing of the old and new Delhi’s producing a supremely fascinating pulse to its city life.

This morning after breakfast proceed for sightseeing of Old & New Delhi Old Delhi - Old Delhi is the 300-year-old walled city built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jehan in 1648 as his capital. The focus of the city is the magnificent Jama Mosque built of red sandstone. Drive past the Red Fort from where the Prime Minister of India addresses the nation on India’s Independence Day. Visit Jama Masjid, the most elegant mosque in India that stands high on a hillock in between and around these two focal points of the 17th century city is a thriving modern city in a medieval setting. This area once had a tree-lined broad central avenue, with a canal dividing the thoroughfare. Visit Raj Ghat, Mahatma Gandhi’s shrine.

New Delhi - New Delhi is the early 20th century British capital designed by Sir Edward Lutyen’s and Herbert Baker. Drive past the President’s House, the Rashtrapati Bhavan and the two flanking Secretariat buildings – the nerve centre of government activity. Driving down this hillock is the India Gate, the great memorial arch built to commemorate the slain heroes of World War-I and Indo-Afghan War. Around India Gate are palaces of some of the erstwhile Indian princely states that are now public offices and museums.

Visit the precursor to the Taj Mahal, Humayun’s Tomb built in 1565 AD by the widow of the second Mughal emperor Haji Begum. In the vicinity of Humayun’s Tomb is the grave of Delhi’s most revered Sufi Saint, Hazrat Nizamuddin. Humayun’s Tomb is a garden tomb and stands as a high point of early Mughal architecture and technology. The gardens of the Humayun’s Tomb have recently been restored and revitalized to their former glory by the Aga Khan Foundation for Culture. Later drive to Delhi’s most recognized symbol, the 12th century Qutub Minar, standing 72 metres high and Delhi’s first mosque Quwat-ul-Islam (Light of Islam) Mosque. Also standing in this complex are buildings that were built by successive Islamic rulers and British. We end the day by visiting the Hindu heritage of the city, Lakshmi Narayan temple built by one of India’s premier industrial families, the Birla’s.

Overnight stay at the hotel

Day 3 - DRIVE FROM DELHI  TO JAIPUR (265 KMS / 06 HRS)

This morning after breakfast leave Delhi and drive to Jaipur,

Upon arrival check in at hotel. 

Overnight stay at the hotel

Day 4 - JAIPUR SIGHTSEEING

Morning After breakfast excursion to Amber fort. Amber is a classic, romantic Rajasthani Fort Palace. The rugged, time-ravaged walls of the Fort may not look beautiful from the outside, but the interior is a virtual paradise. Miniatures painted on the walls depict hunting and war scenes, apart from festivals. Precious stones and mirrors are embedded into the plaster. Inside the Jag Mandir, is the famed Sheesh Mahal - a room with all the four walls and ceiling completely embedded with glittering mirror pieces, which were specially imported from Belgium during that period. Enroute to Amber Fort, you will have a brief photography stop at Hawa Mahal - the Palace of Winds.

Afternoon sightseeing tour of Jaipur city visiting Maharaja's City Palace, the former Royal residence, part of it converted into a museum. A small portion is still used by the Royal family of Jaipur. Built in the style of a fortified campus, the palace covers almost one-seventh in area of the city. One of the major attractions in the museum is the portion known as Armoury Museum housing an impressive array of weaponry-pistols, blunderbusses, flintlocks, swords, rifles and daggers. The royal families of Jaipur once used most of these weapons. Later visit the Jantar Mantar, which is the largest stone and marble crafted observatory in the world. Situated near the gate of the city palace, the observatory has 17 large instruments, many of them still in working condition. Take a Rickshaw Ride in the local market to feel the pulse of Rajasthan.

Overnight stay at hotel

Day 5 - DRIVE JAIPUR TO AGRA VIA FATEHPUR SIKRI (245 KMS / 04 ½ HRS)

This morning after breakfast leave Jaipur and drive to Agra enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri. 

The deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri was built by Emperor Akbar in 1569, in honour of the great Saint Sheikh Salim Chisti who blessed Akbar and prophesized the birth of three sons to the heirless Emperor. Akbar used Fatehpur Sikri as his capital and the city was fully occupied for 14 years but slowly became deserted and ruined after Akbar left the city. Scarcity of water was the prime factor for the abandonment of this beautiful city. Visit the remarkably well-preserved, graceful buildings within the 'Ghost City' including the Jama Masjid, tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal Palace and other palaces that speak of the grandeur and splendour of the Mughal empire at the height of its power.

After visit of Fatehpur Sikri drive to Agra,

upon arrival check in at hotel.

Overnight stay at the hotel

Day 6 - AGRA

Morning after breakfast proceed for sightseeing of Agra

Visit Agra Fort - behind its forbidding red sandstone battlements lie palaces that tell the story of the Moghul Empire. The most impressive part of the Fort are the Diwan-e-Am, where the Emperor sat on his throne to dispense to his subjects, and the Diwan-e-Khas where he received foreign dignitaries.

Visit the Taj Mahal -built by Shah Jahan in 1560 in memory of his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. This architectural marvel is a perfectly proportioned masterpiece fashioned from white marble that stands testimony to the skill of 20,000 craftsmen brought together from Persia, Turkey, France and Italy and who took 17 year to complete this ' Love Poem in marble'. (Taj Mahal remains closed on Friday)

Overnight stay at hotel

Day 7 TRAIN FROM AGRA TO JHANSI & DRIVE TO KHAJURAHO VIA ORCHHA

Today in time transfer to Agra railway station to board train for Jhansi

Agra/ Jhansi 12002 Bhopal Shatabdi Express 0811/ 1045 Hrs

Meeting & Assistance on arrival and drive to Khajuraho via Orcha.

ORCHHA - The palaces and temples of this medieval township built by its Bundela rulers in the 16th and 17th century retain much of its pristine perfection. The Jehangir Mahal was built in the 17th century by Raja Bir Singh Ju Deo to commemorate the visit of Emperor Jehangir to Orchha. Its strong lines are counterbalanced by delicate chhatris and trellis work. The Raj Mahal has a plain exterior crowned by chhatries but the interior has exquisite, boldly colourful murals on religious themes. The Ram Raja Temple is most unusual as it is a palace turned temple and where Rama is worshipped as a Raja (king). The Laxmi Narayan Temple is linked by a flagstone path to the Ram Raja Temple. The interiors contain the most exquisite of Orchha’s wall paintings. Lunch at Local restaurant.

Later continue drive to Khajuraho (approx. 03 Hrs from Orchha) and check in at hotel Khajuraho was the capital of the Chandela kings and its temples were built in the short span of hundred years, from 950-1050 AD. Most of them were destroyed by Muslim invaders. Adorned with exquisite sculpture, only 22 temples remain of the original 85. They are the strange works of a long dead people. Khajuraho’s temples are covered with hundreds of sculptured figures - a galaxy of gods and goddesses, beasts and serpents, and a multitude of erotic couples which represent a paean to life, to love and to joy. The most famous are the Kandariya Mahadev, the Chaturbhuj, the Paraswanath and the Ghantai - the summit of Hindu sculpture: voluptuous forms; human and divine, throbbing with life and sublime in expression.

Overnight stay at the hotel

Day 8 -FLIGHT FROM KHAJURAHO TO VARANASI

Today morning visit to Western Group of Temples, the most important temple being the Kandariya Mahadeo Temple-dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is one of the largest and most typical of the Khajuraho temples. Visit the Chausat Yogini Jain Temple-dedicated to the 64 "Yoginis" or attendants of Goddess Kali. This temple stands apart from the rest. Also seethe Chitragupta or Bharatji Temple with a lovely sculpture of Lord Vishnu in his 11-headed form. The sculptures that adorn the temples, carved in stone depict gods, goddesses and amorous couples.

Afternoon transfer to Khajuraho airport to board flight to Varanasi

Upon arrival meeting & assistance and transfer to hotel

Evening visit Ganges to witness the Aarti ceremony.

Aarti is said to have descended from the Vedic concept of fire rituals, or homa. In the traditional Aarti ceremony, the flower represents the earth (solidity), the water and accompanying handkerchief correspond with the water element (liquidity), the lamp or candle represents the fire component (heat), the peacock fan conveys the precious quality of air (movement), and the yak-tail fan represents the subtle form of ether (space). The incense represents a purified state of mind, and one’s "intelligence" is offered through the adherence to rules of timing and order of offerings. Thus, one’s entire existence and all facets of material creation are symbolically offered to the Lord via the Aarti ceremony.

Overnight stay at the hotel

Day 9 - VARANASI SIGTHSEEING

Early morning boat ride on river Ganges .The ride gives you an unforgettable experience seeing the bathing and cremation sites. The boat ride takes you till Manikarnika Ghat- the cremation ghat and back. After boat ride, take a small walking tour through narrow lanes of Varanasi passing by Vishwanath temple- also called The Golden temple because of the gold-plating on its roof and Durga temple ((Non Hindus are not allowed in the temple).

Later return to hotel for breakfast.

After breakfast excursion to Sarnath Buddha preached his first sermon to five disciples at the Deer Park here, enshrining the principals of his teaching into laws. The Dhamek Stupa Marks the location of a once resplendent monastery a large complex of ruined monasteries covers the area north of the stupas some of the buildings belong to the Kushan and Gupta period. The first monk communities probably settled here in the 3rd century BC. Near the Dhamek Stupa is a new Monastery built by the Buddhist Mahabodhi Society. The major events of Buddha’s life are depicted here in wall paintings by a Japanese artist. Sarnath has an interesting archaeological Museum which has preserved the famous Sarnath pillar whose capital forms India’s national emblem. Rest of the afternoon is at leisure.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 10 - FLIGHT FROM VARANSI TO DELHI

Today in time transfer to Varanasi airport to board the flight to Delhi.

Flight : Varanasi – Delhi 

Meeting & Assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel for check in.

Overnight stay at hotel

Day 10 - LEAVE DELHI

Today in time transfer to Delhi airport to board the flight for onward destination.

 

Upgrades & Add Ons
VISIT TO AKSHARDHAM TEMPLE
Fr. £85 pp
THE MOHABBAT E TAJ SHOW
Fr. £50 pp
STREET FOOD TOUR AT AGRA
Fr. £50 pp
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Hotels
The Park

A luxury hotel in New Delhi’s Connaught Place, The Park New Delhi offers accommodations with modern comforts. It houses Aura Spa and Agni Nightclub, and also features 3 dining options. The property overlooks the 18th Century observatory Jantar Mantar. Free WiFi is available throughout the property.Air-conditioned rooms come with a flat-screen TV and safety deposit box. Each room has a private bathroom with shower and hairdryer. Certain rooms feature bathtub.

The spa offers a gym, a sauna, and daily yoga classes on the terrace overlooking the pool. Other facilities include a tour desk, a business center and a beauty salon. Guests who love to shop can select from a variety of beauty products, stationery and unusual gift items from The Box.

Aqua Restaurant offers poolside dining, accompanied by nightly music from the resident DJ. The 24-hour Mist Restaurant serves Italian, Asian and Mediterranean delights. Agni Bar features a variety of cocktails.

Service & Amenties
  • Pool
  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Free self parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Pools
  • Terrace
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Radisson Jaipur City Center

Located in the heart of India's famed Golden Triangle, Radisson Jaipur City Center sits just minutes from the city's imposing forts and majestic palaces. Thanks to our convenient location within easy reach of railway, metro and bus stations, our hotel's modern rooms serve as an ideal home base for visiting attractions like Hawa Mahal, City Palace and Amber Fort.

Jaipur International Airport (JAI) is just a 25-minute drive away and major business hubs are less than five kilometres from the hotel.

Each of our recently renovated rooms and suites features smart décor and first-rate fixtures. With free Wi-Fi, you can research area attractions from the comfort of your room. Relax while watching the LCD TV at night, and start your morning by brewing a fresh cup of coffee in the room's coffeemaker.

Whether you are travelling for business or leisure, our Superior Rooms are the perfect place to wind down after exploring the Pink City. Finish up emails at the work desk, and then ease into the wing chair to prop your feet up on the footstool. Additional standard amenities include:

  • 24-hour room service
  • Choice of one king bed or two twin beds
  • Complimentary buffet breakfast at Mosaic
  • DVD player available on request
  • International direct dialling
  • Turndown service
  • Wooden floor with carpet rug
  • Smoking, non-smoking and accessible room options are available.
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  • Bar
  • Restaurants
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free self parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Luggage storage
  • 24 hour room service
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Crystal Sarovar Premiere, Agra

In the heart of Agra, with views of the enchanting Taj Mahal, Crystal Sarovar Premiere is a luxury hotel dedicated to offering the high life experience. Ours is a full-service premium hotel that combines timeless elegance and new-age convenience, making it the choicest hotel for modern travellers.

The easy-living ambiance and lavish settings, coupled with our signature services ensure that stays at our hotel are excellent experiences, both for leisure and business travelers. We offer our guests five different accommodation options, that include immaculate rooms opening to views of the magnificent Taj Mahal. The hotel has three dining choices, a fine dine restaurant, an open-air grill place and a bar — each offering fine delicacies, and views of the resplendent city. The banquet halls,with room for up to 400 guests, are tailor-made for hosting seamless events and special occasions. With our pioneering Corporate Hospitality Services, we make sure to forge lifelong ties with you. A large number of facilities such as a fitness centre, spa, swimming pool, Kids' Activity Zone, and travel desk are offered for the convenience of guests.

Crystal Sarovar Premiere is located at Fatehabad Road, a strategic location that makes it easy for our guests to explore the Mughal capital. It is close to major tourist spots of Agra like Akbar's Tomb, Agra Fort, and artisan markets. The Taj Mahal, which is only 2 km from the hotel, is the best part.

We await to welcome you to the colourful vibes and regal charm of Agra. Experience the institutional hospitality of Crystal Sarovar Premiere — the perfect blend of luxury and convenience.

Service & Amenties
  • Gym
  • Bar
  • Restaurants
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free self parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Garden
  • Luggage storage
  • Outdoor Pools
  • Terrace
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Clarks Khajuraho

Khajuraho, the UNESCO world heritage site and the great Chandela capital of the bygone era is now in Chhatarpur - a district of Madhya Pradesh. The temples at Khajuraho are radiant examples of medieval Indian architecture. Located near the Khajuraho 9th century temples and heritage sites, Clarks Khajuraho is a 10 minutes’ drive from the Khajuraho Airport and a 15 minutes’ drive from the Khajuraho Railway Station. With our resplendent accommodations, varied facilities, and exceptional hospitality, we at Clarks Khajuraho strive to provide you with the best of our services. 

Overlooking the pool and the lush gardens, the rooms at Clarks Khajuraho offer unparalleled comfort and luxury during your stay. The hotel features air-conditioned rooms and suites that are equipped with multi-channel television, telephone, WiFi and all modern amenities with round the clock room service.

Offering a barbecue and spa centre, Clarks Khajuraho is located in Khajurāho. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant and garden. Free WiFi is available and free private parking is available on site.

The rooms have a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Certain units have a seating area where you can relax. You will find a kettle in the room. For your comfort, you will find bath robes, slippers and free toiletries.

There is a 24-hour front desk at the property.

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  • Wifi
  • Pool
  • Bar
  • Restaurants
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free self parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Garden
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Radisson Hotel Varanasi

Situated in the spiritual capital of India, Radisson Hotel Varanasi is ideally located less than four miles from Kashi Vishwanath Temple, also known as the Golden Temple. At the hotel, you can enjoy a restful sleep in our comfortable rooms and use free Wi-Fi to research attractions near the River Ganges. When you have to head home, Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport (VNS) is 45 minutes away.

Offering a fitness centre and an outdoor swimming pool, Radisson Hotel Varanasi offers 3 dining options and a bar along with a pool side barbeque. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. Radisson Hotel is located 3 km from local Bus Station and Varanasi Cantonment Railway Station. Nearby attractions include Sarnath Buddhist Place, Main Ghats at the mighty Ganges and Kashi Vishwanath Temple which are at 6 km. The Tulsi Manas Temple is 8 km away while the Lal Bahadur Shastri Babatpur International and Domestic Airport is 22 km. The air-conditioned rooms are equipped with a minibar, seating area and flat-screen satellite TV. The attached bathroom comes with a hairdryer, shower and free toiletries. With a 24-hour front desk, the property provides services like luggage storage and currency exchange.

A meeting/banqueting space and business centre are available. Guests can pamper themselves with a relaxing massage. A tour desk is available to make travel arrangements. EastWest, the coffee shop offers hot beverages. The Great Kebab Factory (TGKF) serves vegetarian and non-vegetarian kebabs. The Oakwood Bar serves alcoholic beverages while R The Lounge serves alcoholic as well as piping hot refreshing beverages. Guests can enjoy their favourites at the Poolside barbeque.

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  • Wifi
  • Pool
  • Bar
  • Restaurants
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Free self parking
  • Free WiFi
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Pride Plaza Hotel Aerocity, New Delhi

Within its majestic façade, 385 plush rooms featuring premier amenities complemented by high-speed internet connectivity,five state-of-the-art banquet halls spread across 12,000 sq ft., eclectic dining outlets, an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness centre and Sohum Wellness Spa, resonate true Indian hospitality and traditionally luxurious service, personalised to your whim. Be it a stayover, a business visit, a family vacation, a conference or a social gathering – experience the essence of pure pride in all that you do, when you are with us

Located in close proximity to Delhi and Gurgaon, Pride Plaza Hotel Aerocity, New Delhi is the first luxury hotel in the capital by The Pride Group of Hotels. While the 385 aesthetically decorated plush rooms are fully-equipped with premier amenities and state-of-the-art technology complemented by high-speed internet connectivity, our true Indian hospitality and traditionally luxurious service welcomes you to home-style comfort and convenience

The tranquil poolside barbecue – Aqua Grill, a global all day dining restaurant – Café Pride, a Pan-Asian restaurant – Oriental Spice and Mr. Confectioner, offer true Indian hospitality and traditionally luxurious service and are a paradise for food lovers who wish to experience the nuances of authentic Asian recipes or savour the aromatic flavours of international cuisine. Imprinted with alluring décor, our lounge bar, Stallion lets you unwind after a long day with invigorating cocktails, mocktails and world-class beverages.From a dinner date to a social meet-up or an office outing, we take pure pride in crafting culinary voyages, each culminating in a glorious affaire, when you are with us!

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  • Wifi
  • Pool
  • Gym
  • Bar
  • Restaurants
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Free self parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor Pools
  • Terrace
  • 24 hour room service
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Things To Do
  • DELHI: Discover the long and fascinating history of the cosmopolitan capital city with its rich array of monuments.
  • JAIPUR: Admire the ancient town planning system of Vastushastra and the visit the Amber fort. Get involved in the traditional culture by becoming a part of the same.
  • AGRA: Visit the beautiful Taj Mahal and walk down the echelons of Mughal history at Fatehpur Sikri and Agra Fort.
  • KHAJURAHO: Explore the erotic carvings that swathe Khajuraho’s three groups of Unesco World Heritage Site–listed temples are among the finest temple art in the world.
  • VARANASI: Explore the most blindingly colorful, unrelentingly chaotic and unapologetically indiscreet place.
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